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Breathing new life into Iraq's ancient stories

The literature of the ancient Iraqi civilisation of Mesopotamia has lain dormant on clay tablets for thousands of years.

Breathing new life into it through the art of oral storytelling is the vision of a group of Iraqi and British story-tellers who gather in London to narrate, perform and teach how to tell stories written 4,000 years ago.

BBC Arabic reporter Kifah Arif attended one of the events.

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